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Featured Members · June 06, 2023 · AUTHOR: Meg Canino

Agent Spotlight: Lisa Handley with RE/MAX Advantage Plus in Eagan, MN!

Lisa Handley

RE/MAX Advantage Plus-Eagan

Experience: 10 years

Specialization: Residential

Areas Served: Twin Cities and Surrounding Areas


Q: What made you interested in Real Estate?

A: My husband was in construction and I was switching careers and always had an interest in real estate. Not fully understanding just how hard and how much work it takes to be successful as a Realtor.

Q: What is the most interesting thing that happened during an open house you hosted?

A: I love when a neighbor comes over, takes a look around, asks questions, and asks to come over and look at their house to list!

Q: What was your favorite moment in your career so far?

A: My clients nominated me for an award for my dedication and willingness to help clean out and clean up homes, or whatever it takes to prepare their home to list. It was a RIS-Media Inspiration award that I received in Washington DC at the National Press Club. Also, we host a big-time client appreciation Halloween party with a live band, cotton candy, costumes, bouncy houses, balloon artists, face painters, and food. We have around 300 people show up for it. So much fun to celebrate with clients!

Q: What do you wish you had known when you first got your real estate license?

A: You have to find your service propositions. What can you offer or do that no one else is willing to do? What services can you provide? Find that, market that, and then take care of your clients for all the years to come through events, birthday gifts, baby gifts, etc.

Q: In what ways have you seen the real estate industry change since you started?

A: The crazy multiple offers we are seeing, low inventory, and discount brokerages.

Q: What's the most challenging part of your job? 

A: Time management and making time for myself and my own health.

Q: If you could sum up being a real estate agent in five words or less, what would you say?

A: Life-changing, if done correctly!

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